It's time to make a portfolio you're proud of.
Well, it’s time for those “what ifs” to stop being hypothetical.
Keep reading and I’ll show you how!
What if you could build a website you feel confident about and want to show the world?
What if you knew EXACTLY what to include on your portfolio site so that it could attract the right employers/clients?
What if that portfolio could help you land new web development / design opportunities?
Your skills mean NOTHING unless you put them into use.
You’ve been teaching yourself how to code. You’ve been acquiring sought-after digital skills. But simply having skills isn’t enough; to get the better opportunities, with better pay, you need to demonstrate what you’re capable of.
After all, what are skills if you don’t put them into use?
You need projects, you need clients, you need jobs.
What's the best way to bridge the gap between having the skills and landing the gigs? A great personal website.
But... Crafting an amazing portfolio isn’t easy.
If it were easy, you’d already have a site that you were excited to show off.
Instead, you keep putting it off. Or you have something that’s been “in the works” for the past few months…but it isn’t “ready” yet.
Maybe you don’t feel like you have enough to add, and that’s why you’re stalling. Or, plain and simple, you don’t know where to start.
But guess what? I’m here to assure you that you are ready to put your name on the map and build a portfolio site that will amaze recruiters, hiring managers, and clients.
Introducing Portfolio Dojo
Portfolio Dojo is an online course focused on helping total beginners build a portfolio from start to finish. The course is geared toward those who want to work in tech--but don’t worry, there’s no need to be an expert developer/programmer/designer just yet. I’ll teach you EXACTLY what you need to know so you can make a portfolio that showcases your skills, impresses recruiters and clients, and ultimately gets results!
What if you knew *exactly* how to get started on your portfolio site AND what to include?
Hi, I'm Laurence Bradford.
I'm the creator of Learn to Code With Me. A Forbes contributor. A former freelancer and development geek.
But I wasn’t walking out of the womb building websites. I am entirely self-taught.
(I studied HISTORY in college!) Not to mention, during my freshman year I was placed in a remedial computer literacy course (after doing so poorly on a computer literacy test they made us all take before starting).
You may think a transition from history to tech is a big leap. Well, you’re right. It is. But having a strong web presence, with work to show, made it possible to start landing projects with better pay and get contacted by hiring managers plus recruiters.
A powerful online presence plays a huge role in bringing new opportunities to your door. Since launching Learn to Code With Me and putting work into maintaining an online presence, I’ve been contacted with more offers than I have time to accept!
Simply put, portfolios and personal websites allow you to be discovered. And discovery is an important step on the road to success.
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Saad K, Chief Techie @ TechBloke.com
"Laurence is Incredible and Invaluable. She has spent years helping beginner to intermediate programmers build online web presences, create portfolios, and land jobs in a field that can be really scary or frustrating when you’re just starting out as a self-taught coder. She gives community, support, and tools to get where you need to go. A true expert in helping developers and designers craft their online image."
Joyce Akiko, Coach for self-taught coders who want to transition from full-time jobs into freelancing at joyceakiko.com
"Laurence has a unique ability of making daunting topics like coding & web design very easy and concise for regular people. She is on top of her game with the latest tech, best practices & techniques when it comes to web development. Not only she is an expert in her field; she is also a phenomenal educator and has helped hundreds of people get started with web programming via her community. Being able to learn from and work with Laurence would certainly open doors for many!”
What's inside the course?
Let's start off strong. Here I cover the absolute basics, plus give you a master checklist you can use throughout the course.
Portfolio Dojo comes with 6 main units:
Unit 1: Getting started
When you have an end goal in mind and an ideal customer/audience, it makes everything easier.
Unit 2: Establishing your goals & avatar
How to ensure your website is fast, secure, and well-maintained.
Unit 3: Portfolio logistics
Stuck on what to include on your portfolio site, and how to do it? Don't worry - I have you covered!
Unit 4: What to include & how to do it
How to talk about yourself and your experiences, writing for the audience you'd like to attract, and overall best writing practices.
Unit 5: Finding the right words
Basic design tips, content organization, and how to attract your target audience through site design.
Unit 6: Your portfolio’s design
*BONUS* Leverage your site for new opportunities
How to use social media, content creation, and community engagement to land jobs and/or clients passively.
*BONUS* Portfolio Website Demo
Special bonus lesson where I take you through a portfolio site I built and my decisions behind the content and development.
Todd Squitieri, Self-taught developer, Entrepreneur, and Digital Nomad
"Laurence is an accomplished writer and has become a self-taught ninja with web development. This is the perfect recipe to create a long-lasting website presence that brings more freelance opportunities your way! If you want to build a memorable online portfolio but don’t know where to start, I highly recommend her course."
Ray DelVecchio, Website & Digital Marketing Management, Author, WordPress Advocate. websiteprofitcourse.com
"Laurence Bradford is hands-down the premier coding consultant, mentor, and instructor for the adults of her generation. Her passion for helping others thrive in our changing economy is just awe-inspiring. If you’re working with Laurence, get ready for some astonishing results! And if you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with me personally at firstname.lastname@example.org."
Who is Portfolio Dojo for?
Web designers/developers who have no idea how to start building a portfolio site
Those who are unsure of which things to include on their site (education? certificates? volunteer work?)
People who are stuck on what to say on their portfolio
Those that don't know how to design their site (in a professional, yet unique, way)
People who want to create a site that attracts recruiters, hiring managers, and/or clients
Who is Portfolio Dojo *not* for?
Those who don’t want to put in the work to make their portfolio shine
(because creating a kick#%* portfolio isn’t “easy”)
Those who want to learn how to build a website from start to finish
(this course assumes you already have HTML and CSS basics down-pat, or are willing to use a drag and drop platform like Squarespace)
What are you waiting for?
It's time to put your name on the map!
There is no better time to start building your online presence than today.
30-day Money Back Guarantee
Nervous about investing your hard-earned money in another course? I get it. But I truly believe a strong online presence is important in landing the jobs you want, and that this course will help you do it.
In fact, I am SO confident in the course that I stand behind it with a 30-day money back guarantee. If you reach the end of the course feeling like you’re no better off than when you started, just send me an email and I’ll give you a full refund. Click here to read the full terms and conditions.
Are you ready to land new opportunities with your portfolio?
Stop waiting and start building your online web presence.
There’s no better time than now to put your name on the map!